Jackie Link's Blog

- A blog for no good reason

Friday, December 30, 2005



I live in the middle of pavement and concrete on a steep city street. The other night as I pulled into a parking space I saw something walking up the hill on the sidewalk in front of my house: a big, fat racoon, slowly waddled by.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Enough of boring

On my way home from Sharon's on Monday, after eating and drinking for many hours, I was driving at the speed limit, minding my own business, when the dreaded flashing lights came up on my tail. I signalled and pulled off on the shoulder with the CHP right behind me. I was not upset, not even nervous; I knew I'd not done anything bad, but, still, why didn't I feel anything at all?

The patrolman came to my passenger side; I leaned over to roll down the window but he pointed at the door-lock so I lifted the button and he opened the door. "Were you just smoking a cigarette?" he asked. "No, I don't smoke," I answered. He sniffed. And then he apologized, said someone, probably the car in front of me, had tossed out a burning cigarette which had hit his windshield.

And that was that. But why wasn't I anxious, why didn't I care?

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Quiet Time


I see it's been a month since my last boring post, which is why I gave it a rest. Not much is going on in this house other than taking it easy, reading a lot, watching the rain fall, laying around either being sick or recovering from first, a cold, and then a stomach virus. Yep. I'm still boring myself so I'll quit. Better luck next year.